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James D. Campbell


Jim Campbell is an experienced medical malpractice trial lawyer. Jim learned the craft of medical malpractice litigation law representing physicians and hospitals throughout the State of Arizona. He successfully tried lawsuits on behalf of physicians and hospitals, even when the odds were overwhelmingly against his client. Now, Jim uses his skill and experience representing patients. His defense experience gives him an advantage in anticipating the tactics that physicians and their lawyers will use. He is able to proactively engineer his client's case to successfully meet those strategies.

In addition to his work in the area of medical malpractice, Jim has extensive experience in the areas of elder abuse and nursing home neglect cases. The key to these areas is often in the fine details of the medical records, and Jim uses his medical knowledge to discover these details to his client's advantage.

Prior to joining the firm, Jim worked for both large and small Arizona law firms in the areas of medical malpractice, products' liability, general negligence, and insurance bad faith. Like Ted Schmidt and Dev Sethi, Jim worked for O'Connor Cavanagh, a large defense firm that was recognized by Arizona Business Magazine as "The Best Firm in Arizona." In addition, Jim worked under some of the State's finest trial lawyers at the MacBan Law Offices and Snell & Wilmer.

Jim is an Arizona native, and he received both his under graduate and law degrees at the University of Arizona. He graduated with a finance degree in 1984 and his law degree, cum laude, in 1993.

Jim is active in the community and youth sports. He has a long history of coaching baseball, basketball, soccer and flag football. He views it as very important to give back to the community through coaching, as well as allowing him to spend important time with his three sons. Jim is married to Audrey, who is also a long time Tucsonan and Wildcat fan.

Jim was featured in Attorney at Law Magazine - Southern AZ Edition. Click here to read.

Areas of Practice:
Medical Malpractice
Elder Abuse
General Negligence
Insurance Bad Faith
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Arizona, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1994
U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1993
University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, 1993
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Insurance, 1993
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1988
B.S.B.A., Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major: Finance
Published Works:
Rule 11, DRI, 1995
Honors and Awards:
DuBois Scholarship
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Pima County Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona
Past Employment Positions:
MacBan Law Office , 2001 - 2011
Snell and Wilmer , 1998 - 2001
O'Connor Cavanagh , 1994 - 1998
Chandler, Tuller, Udall, Redhar, Law Clerk, 1993 - 1994
Pro Bono Activities:
Lawyers for Literacy, 1994 - Present
Sigma Chi

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Recent Blog Posts


  • Brought Closure in Expeditious Way

    I sadly watched as my wife passed away due to complications from surgery.  The circumstances surrounding her death led my son and myself to contact James D. Campbell of Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi, in Tucson, Arizona.  Mr. Campbell and his staff worked hard to gather all my late wife's ...
  • Compassionate, Knowledgeable and Professional

    During what should have been the happiest time in my life as a newlywed turned out to be the most tragic because my husband of two months was taken from me and my children by negligent health care providers. Jim Campbell and the staff of Kinerk, Schmidt and Sethi took on our tragedy and fought ag...
  • "Protected, guided, and prepared us for what was to come."

    How did we find James D. Campbell? I asked my living trust attorney if he had any recommendations for a malpractice lawyer while my daughter contacted another source. Jim Campbell was the only lawyer on both lists and what a godsend he has been on this horrible journey. He knew we would be more...
  • Caring, Thorough and on Our Side

    My family and I were very fortunate to find the caring professionals at the Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi law office. We are especially grateful for attorney Jim Campbell and his team. Jim was very thorough in explaining the legal process of our case. I felt prepared to ride out our case to the en...

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